Passivhaus Designer Course – Certification PACKAGE

This Passivhaus Designer Course is ideal for students who like to study in their own time and ask all their questions in live Q&A sessions.
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Embark on your journey with Smart Plus Academy's Passivhaus Designer Course - Certification PACKAGE. This comprehensive, self-paced program leads to internationally recognized Passivhaus certification. (Inclusions: Designer Course, Exam Preparation, Exam, and the PHPP software license)


This comprehensive, self-paced program offers six detailed modules, enabling you to design Passivhaus buildings in any climate, using all commonly used building methods. Alongside the in-depth training materials, you receive exam preparation, the certification exam, and the PHPP software license. Our course transcends local anomalies and outdated practices, equipping you for global success in creating energy-efficient buildings. With expert teachers and a supportive community, we simplify complex concepts, ensuring your smooth progression to becoming a certified Passivhaus Designer.


Course structure:

Module 1:


  • Overview of Passivhaus principles and certification.
  • Health and comfort considerations.
  • Quality assurance and building certification.
  • Sustainable construction and design.
  • Materials and approaches for creating the thermal envelope.
  • Airtightness, vapour and weather-control systems.

Module 2:


  • Designs and solutions to address thermal bridging.
  • Solutions for air tight and thermal bridge design.
  • Construction detailing and systems.
  • The components and installation of windows.
  • Systems and strategies for managing shading.

Module 3:


  • The Magic Formula – the one formula that covers 80% of your calculations in Passivhaus design.
  • Systems and strategies for ventilation and heat-recovery.
  • The components of heat-recovery ventilation systems.
  • Design and sizing of heat-recovery ventilation systems.
  • Commissioning of  ventilation system and regulations.

Module 4:


  • Heating concepts, generation and distribution.
  • Cooling introduction & strategies.
  • The use and optimisation of domestic hot water systems.
  • Passivhaus certification & standard.
  • Working with your Passivhaus certifier.

Module 5:


  • Economic basics in Passivhaus design.
  • Dynamic economical calculations.
  • Passivhaus vs conventional buildings
  • Profitability calculations.
  • The Passivhaus Standard.

Module 6:


  • The retrofitting masterplan.
  • When does retrofitting make sense?
  • Retrofitting the building envelope.
  • Retrofitting the mechanical systems.
  • Introduction to PHPP software (Passive House Planning Package) and DesignPH

Exam Prep

Over 8 hours of content

  • All you need to easily pass the exam, including mock exams and tips and tricks.

Online Exam

  • The official online exam by the Passivhaus Institute to become a certified Passivhaus Designer/Consultant.


Navigating the Mathematical Challenges:

Concerned about the mathematical aspects of Passivhaus design? Don't worry, Smart Plus Academy has you covered. Our course simplifies complex concepts with practical tips and exercises, ensuring you're well-prepared for the exam. Our comprehensive materials are designed to be self-explanatory, and you'll have constant access to our expert teachers through chat. Plus, you'll be part of a dynamic study community for additional support. With us, you're on a smooth path to mastering Passivhaus principles and acing your certification exam.

Why Choose Our Passivhaus Designer Course - Certification Package:

Join our globally-focused Passivhaus Designer Course, where unmatched flexibility and relevance meet:

Unmatched Flexibility: Tailored for busy professionals, enjoy 12 months of access to our extensive course material.

Global Relevance: Learn sustainable design principles applicable in diverse climates, enhancing your global design expertise.

Exclusive Learning Tools: Our unique SPA-Formula Sheet, practical exercises, and mock-up exams are curated for your mastery of Passivhaus certification.

Dual Certification Advantage: Gain both Passivhaus certification and an attendance certificate for CPD points, elevating your professional profile.

Global Expertise: Benefit from the experience of our trainers, seasoned in diverse climates across three continents, committed to empowering you to make an impact in sustainable architecture.


Your Exclusive Bonuses with Smart Plus Academy:

⭐Master Passivhaus Basics - Designer Pre-Course: A comprehensive preparatory course designed to build your foundation from the ground up. Ideal for beginners, it includes 'before and after' quizzes to monitor your learning progress.

⭐The Magic Formula: A revolutionary tool to simplify 80% of your Passivhaus calculations, making complex tasks manageable and memorable.

⭐SPA-Formula Sheet: Far more than a standard formula sheet, it serves as a comprehensive guide for your exam and a lasting resource in your professional endeavors, consolidating all essential information in one user-friendly location.


Certification Package Components

Certified Passivhaus Designer Course Original price was: AUD $2,700.Current price is: AUD $2,200.
PHPP Software (NOT A COURSE) Original price was: AUD $380.Current price is: AUD $320.
Passivhaus Designer Exam Prep TrainingAUD $370
Passivhaus Designer ExamAUD $750

Included Bonuses

WHY PassivhausAUD $197
Passivhaus 101 for DesignersAUD $497
Certification guaranteeAUD $1,500


AUD $2,194

Your Double Guarantee with Smart Plus Academy:

  1. Satisfaction Guarantee: If you're not fully satisfied within a week of starting or before completing the first module, let us know. We offer a full refund, making your investment completely risk-free.
  2. Certification Guarantee: Worried about passing the exam? We provide up to 3 attempts, backed by our track record of a 100% pass rate. Your success in certification is our commitment.

Elevate Your Architectural Career

Advance your professional journey in architecture with Smart Plus Academy's Certified Passivhaus Designer Course. Begin today and aim for certification in just two months, or set a personalized pace to complete within a year. The flexibility is yours. Commit to a path of sustainable design excellence and shape a successful future. Take the next step in your career – enrol now.

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